Judy Kirkwood is an internationally-certified lactation consultant and midwife that offers private antenatal classes, home/ hospital visits, post-baby care and a variety of endorsed products in the Johannesburg Northern Suburbs..
At Best Start Baby, our aim is to give you the confidence and peace of mind to make the best choices for you and your baby!
Internationally qualified with over 22 years of experience, Judy is a warm, passionate and highly-respected nurse, midwife and Board-certified Lactation Consultant.
There is often a lack of emotional and practical support for new parents when making the shift from being a couple to becoming a family. Many new parents also find it daunting to balance their new responsibilities and return to work. Judy has assisted hundreds of couples through this journey. As a mother of two, she understands the stress new parents may feel about delivery, breastfeeding and the first six weeks with their new baby.
Using her hands-on, practical approach, backed by a wealth of experience and professional training, Judy will walk alongside you in a supportive yet respectful manner. All classes and consultations are carried out on a personalised, one-on-one basis, where your real concerns and questions can be dealt with in a safe and open environment. Judy prides herself on providing continuity of care, from pregnancy through to birth and beyond.
As her clients will testify, Judy’s highly successful breastfeeding rates are due to her effective pre- and post-birth Specialist Lactation Management plan. She can also provide practical support during your hospital stay and visit you at home after the birth of your baby.
At Best Start Baby we offer a full range of services starting with pre-conception planning and including the first 1000 days of life. This period of development is the most important for HUMAN GROWTH.